Tim Durham

Owner / Broker / Durham Realty & Auction

A lifelong resident of Murfreesboro, Tim attended Rutherford County schools Hobgood Elementary and Central High School, graduating in 1971. He is a 1975 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. He has been actively involved in service to Murfreesboro and Rutherford County since high school, serving as President and Director of Middle Tennessee Board of Realtors, member of the Board of United Way, the Heart Association and Middle Tennessee Medical Development Foundation. Further he served eight years as a member of the Murfreesboro Planning Commission and served on the Board of Zoning Appeals. He is a former director of Calvary Banking, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, and Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Board.

Tim is a second generation realtor and auctioneer having entered the business with his father, Al Durham, in 1972 who had founded the business in 1962. He has over 43 years experience in the auction and real estate professions. He has obtained prestigious C.I.A. (certified auctioneer) and C.E.S. (certified estate specialist) designations.

Tim and his wife Claudia are the parents of two sons, both of whom has joined their father in the family enterprise which is the oldest continuing auction agency and Rutherford County.

Jake Durham

Broker / Auctioneer

Jake Durham is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County and a third-generation auctioneer and realtor. 

Jake began working auctions with his father and grandfather at the age of 10 before joining the firm full-time in 1999. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where he continues to avidly support the MTSU athletic program and is a member of the Blue Raider Athletic Association. Jake is also active within the community as a member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, service on the Rutherford County Land Use Steering Committee, and support of local charity organizations such as Beasley Humane Society, the American Heart Association-Rutherford Chapter, and the Shiner’s Association.

Jake's responsibilities with the company include marketing, sale preparation, and closing coordinator for many of the company’s auctions. With the ever-changing standards of technology in the auction industry, Jake is instrumental in the implementation of new ideas and techniques within the industry. Along with his brother, Adam Durham, Jake manages an extensive portfolio of rental properties.

Adam Durham

Broker / Auctioneer

Adam Durham is a lifelong resident of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and a third generation auctioneer and realtor. He attended Rutherford County schools and graduated from Oakland High School. He began working auction sales with his father and grandfather at the age of 9, and joining the firm as a full time Realtor and auctioneer in 2000. He is a graduate of the prestigious Reppert School of Auctioneering. Adam is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science with a minor in Real Estate.

Adam’s responsibilities within the company include property management, online marketing, sale preparation, and online auction implementation.

In addition to pursuing a full time position as a real estate and auction professional, Adam is an avid golfer, snow boarder, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Order.

Tommy Wheeler

Affiliate Broker/Auctioneer

Colonel Thomas E. Wheeler is a lifelong native of Murfreesboro and Christiana where he attended twelve years of school. He also attended the University of Hawaii and Middle Tennessee State University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces Unit, serving from 1961 to 1965, leaving with an honorable discharge.

He has been married for 45+ years to Rita J. Wheeler.

His business experience extends 34 years as an owner/operator in the independent retail grocery business, and has been associated with Durham Realty and Auction Company for 25+ years as an auctioneer and realtor.

Mr. Wheeler is a past master of Mt. Moriah Lodge #18, York Rite and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason And Shriner, and a charter member of the Lascassas/Milton Lions Club where he served as president.

His interests have long been with MTSU, where he has helped organize golf tournaments for the baseball team. His hobbies include golf, hunting, and fishing.

Tom Jackson

Broker / Auctioneer

Dwight Roberson


Dwight is a licensed auctioneer and realtor with over 18 years experience as an auctioneer. He is a member of the Lions Club as well as Jaycees. He is married to wife Brenda and is a resident of the Milton community.

Gary Jernigan

Affiliate Broker/ Apprentice Auctioneer


Has lived in Rutherford County for 35+ years. Avid fisherman and chef.  

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